Logical Reasoning - Analogies

Choose the pair that best represents a similar relationship to the one expressed in the original pair of words.
11. 

METAPHOR : SYMBOL

A. pentameter : poem
B. rhythm : melody
C. nuance : song
D. slang : usage
E. analogy : comparison

Answer: Option E

Explanation:

A metaphor is a symbol; an analogy is a comparison.

12. 

INTEREST : OBSESSION

A. mood : feeling
B. weeping : sadness
C. dream : fantasy
D. plan : negation
E. highlight : indication

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Obsession is a greater degree of interest; fantasy is a greater degree of dream.

13. 

CONDUCTOR : ORCHESTRA

A. jockey : mount
B. thrasher : hay
C. driver : tractor
D. skipper : crew
E. painter : house

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

A conductor leads an orchestra; a skipper leads a crew.

14. 

FROND : PALM

A. quill : porcupine
B. blade : evergreen
C. scale : wallaby
D. tusk : alligator
E. blade : fern

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

A palm (tree) has fronds; a porcupine has quills.

15. 

SOUND : CACOPHONY

A. taste : style
B. touch : massage
C. smell : stench
D. sight : panorama
E. speech : oration

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

A cacophony is an unpleasant sound; a stench is an unpleasant smell.